Well my friendly friends, the time has come. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Okay, mostly me, but I’m still sharing
Remember that book I wrote? Origins? Ringin’ a bell?
Yeah, well guess what folks! THE SEQUEL IS OUT! YAY!
So do me a flavor. Go buy it.
Go rate it. Give it lots of stars.
Stars are shiny and pretty.
I like lookin at stars
So please help
Don’t forget to click that thumbs up button too!
I’m giving away 3 copies of the paperback version of Origins on Goodreads. Did you enter to win? Did ya? Huh? Well? Didja?
NO I’M NOT PREGGOS! No I didn’t win the Lottery (If i had I’d have somebody writing this blog for me). No, none of my cute fuzzy animals died. And no, my novels aren’t number one on amazon.com yet. Yet. I said yet. If you people will buy them I’m sure they will be. No pressure. Don’t feel bad for me. 86,345 is a perfectly acceptable rank for a first time novel. I’m happy with it. I’m not going to seek you out if you don’t buy it. Okay, maybe I will, but i promise not to hurt you. I’ll just do childish things to the foodstuffs in your pantry.
No, my OMG OMG OMG moment came the night before last. You see, I’ve had several requests for a video interview. Now I don’t know if you know this about me, but…
I’m not a shy person.
So I figured shooting a video starring yours truly would be a snap, easy peasy, walk in the park, piece of cake, easy as pie (crap, now i want cake and pie). Holy friggin crapcakes batman! I was W R O N G! You see there is one very simple thing I am shy about. Being an author. I will blather about my little quirks, how i feel about things, how I feel about people, you can pretty much name it. Put me in front of a camera and ask my about writing……………..
Ya. Not so good.
I started sweating like Chris Farley. I got chills. I could feel fear creeping along my spine. I could feel every pore close up and pucker in mindless terror. My hands started shaking and my limbs started flailing. My pupils dilated and the roof of my mouth dried up like a San Antonio International Airport Runway. It was bad, really really really bad.
Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but I was freakin UNCOMFORTABLE. I don’t like being out of my comfort zone. I don’t like it one bit.
But, I put on my big boy pants, re-shot the crap that was unusable, and got through my fear. Doctor Phil woulda been proud.
So I gave my video shot in HD 1090p to my video guru, could make Rosie O’Donnell look like Angelina Jolie.
She gave it back to me. You see I have this spiffy video camera from Sony called a Bloggie. Even gots me a tripod for it. Screws in the bottom. Camera stands upright. Hey, did you know video is supposed to be shot horizontally? ME NEITHER! I even said that to my guru friend. “Well that’s the way the camera sits on the tripod.”
She told me to, “Flip the part the camera sits on sideways and reshoot.”
I said, “Shit.”
Or, Blogging for the sake of blogging.
I’ll be honest, the only thing keeping me from rambling off daily posts of complete nonsensical whimsical blatherings is that one thing we can all use more of…TIME.
Well I have come up with a solution.
No I didn’t invent a time machine, although that would be cool.
No I didn’t find a commercial packaged buy one get one free insanely large box of time at Sam’s Club either. (I’ll let you in on a little secret…I FRIGGIN LOVE THAT PLACE! OMG, have you seen their boxes of cereal?)
I did however come to a realization this weekend.
You don’t make time. YOU FORCE YOURSELF to get everything you need to get done in the allotted time you have. End of story. You make sacrifices, you learn to expedite, or you ask friends to help you (They always have more time than you, its the way the universe works).
Because of my lack of available time slots with which to fulfill all my daily tasks, wants, and needs, my blog has fallen into disuse. I have only popped on to share news or schedule other authors to stop by and speak there mind. Well as of today….It ends.
I shall be here more, I shall share my insane ramblings, I shall speak my mind on world issues…
Okay maybe not, but I shall share my insane ramblings.
So expect to see me everyday. You might not like what you read but i will make you one promise…I will do my damndest to make you laugh, chuckle, or giggle.
Nope, it’s not a post about what I dream about at night. I’d have to change the rating of my blog and hand out Xanaxto all my friends who read my blog before I delve into that world! It’s not for the faint of heart. No, this post is just a little something in need to get off my chest. No, it’s not a confessional post about what I did with your sister in high school! Sheesh, would you let me finish. This post is simply my VERY BEST CASE SCENARIO for what I would like to see happen with Origins and the Demonkin series.
You see, I was watching TV last night. I have tivo. I brought up the guide. LO AND BEHOLD! This is what I saw on the guide and it made me grin.
I knew they hadn’t gone behind my back and secretly turned Origins into a made for television movie. BUT, seeing Origins up on the screen gave me that “what if” feeling. That right there is my dream. To have my book turned into a movie. Of course I’d want a damn cameo. I’d like to be one of the background vampires. You know the ones? A brief screenshot, maybe a line? Then they get either decapitated or have a silver stake shoved through their heart? That would be cool.
Who would I cast as my other characters? Oh, that’s easy. See, I sorta write around movie stars. It’s easier to keep the characters in my head straight. Want me to share? Okay, I will.
Ashlyn: Would have to be played by none other than Dakota Fanning. She’s the only actress I can see playing her. She’s the right age and build and would probably love playing a non sparkly vamp.
Michaels: Greg Grunberg. Who? Ya. Greg Grunberg. He played an agent in the show Alias. He was also on the show Heroes. Great actor, goofy, funny. Perfect for Michaels
Thompson: Michael Clarke Duncan. You’ll remember him as bear from Armageddon? Yeah. Very Thompsonish.
Reese: Harrison Ford. HEY! It’s my dream, I can have Harrison Ford in it if i want
Cicero: Robert DeNiro. DUH!
Marcel: It would all depend on how he could pull off a french accent, but I’ve got Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-O in my head
That’s about it.
So, when you wonder what I’ll be dreaming about tonight, it will be production sets and movie deals.
Well I have some great news to share with all of you. See, there’s just one small problem. I’m not going to do it here! Yep, that’s right, I suck. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Nope, I’m not gonna. See this here blog is to share my thoughts, my friends, and information about the world at large. This news that I have to share is directly related to the release of Origins, The first book of the Demonkin Series. So if you want to learn more, guess what….
I know what you’re thinking, “uh oh, Sean’s checked out. Get him a jacket with extra long sleeves with cuffs in the back.”
As true as that might be, this post is to simply give you an inside look at the world I’ve created for the setting of my book series, Demonkin. The simplest way to put it is it is OUR world. The one we live in. There is only one difference, all the tales of all the magical creatures we heard of or imagined are true. Elves, vampires, werewolves all live, work, and play (and sometimes die) with everyday mortals. Everybody knows one type of monster or another. Some of Hollywood’s finest are vampires and elves, just as that nasty jerk who works at the local convenience store might be a bogart or djin. When you open the pages of my world, anything is possible.
Even though the world I’ve penned knows about monsters, no one knows or remembers where they came from. The elves have always said they were the oldest of the races. The truth is they are the oldest of the fey. In the beginning, the powers that be created the angels, and then eons later came the great experiment, Man. The angels themselves divided into two groups, those who cared for and protected mankind, and those who were jealous of man’s cunning and free will. The angels fought a great war and the losers were cast down and named demon.
All the races of the fey and the monsters are the offspring of mankind and angelic beings. The elves were the first results of such a union and prospered well. Living in the forests and laughing at the child like humans who withered and died in years rather than centuries. The demons mated as well, all though it was considered playing with their food rather than an act of love. The results of such unions (when the humans survived) were more often then not, twisted evil beings hunted by their human relatives.
Throughout the centuries of recorded human history both angels and demons often set themselves up as worshiped deities. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and even Norse pantheons let the humans believe they were gods. This worship often warped not only the minds of the angelic beings, but their bodies as well. Truthfully, they could take any shape they desired, but after being worshiped for centuries in one form, they became stagnant in that form. When in their godlike form, the offspring that followed often took characteristics of their angelic sire. It was the animalistic deities that sired the werewolves, and other species of lycanthrope. The deities who fed on souls, spirit, and blood gave birth to the different races of vampire.
Yes i said races of vampire. I used this idea to explain the different myths surrounding the fascinating creatures. Ive even had science classify them. I’ve named them HOMO CRUENTUS. Cruentus is Latin and its meaning is, “to stain with blood.” I thought it quite fitting.
Origins, is the first book in my series and centers around my main character Ashlyn Rowan Thorn. Ashlyn is a new breed of vampire born into the world. she struggles with understanding what she is and exactly where she came from. I won’t go into detail, but i just wanted to introduce her to you. If you want to know more you’re going to have to buy Origins, when it becomes available from the great people at Echelon Press (www.echelonpress.com). Until then my friends, happy reading.